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Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park

Jacksonville, Florida

Contact Information

13802 Pumpkin Hill Road
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: 904-696-5994

Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park! Pumpkin Hill offers miles of hiking/equestrian trails, canoe/kayak access to Pumpkin Hill Creek, and 4000 acres of the real Florida!

Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park came into the Park Service from Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas in January 2004. The park consists of nearly 4000 acres of predominantly flatwoods, with marsh front along Pumpkin Hill Creek.

Areas of Pumpkin Hill Creek have served as a private hunt club, timber plantations, an oyster processing plant, turpentine processing, and a one-room schoolhouse. Most of the property has been acquired through the St Johns River Water Management District, the City of Jacksonville, and the State of Florida.

Currently the park offers walk-in access to Pumpkin Hill Creek for canoe and kayak launching and fishing. There is a loop trail system established for hiking, horseback riding, and off-road bicycling, with about 5 miles of trails.

Hours of Operation
This park is open 8:00 a.m. until sunset, 365 day a year.

Driving Directions
From I-95 or 9A, exit Heckscher Drive north. Turn north on New Berlin and turn east on Cedar Point Road. Continue on Cedar Point Road approximately 10 miles and turn north on Pumpkin Hill Road. Parking area and main trailhead will be on the left side of the road.

Park Fees
There are no entrance fees to this park.

Activities
Nature Trails The Nature Trails are anchored at the parking area and are open to hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. NO vehicular traffic is permitted. If you choose to use the trails, always check in at the ranger station and remember your water and insect repellant.